How to get more impact and drama into an art work?

A fast and simple method is to use black and white, with red.

Red, has Power!


monotype process, black and white design on red matt,
Monotype in Red,




This is the original monotype….

It is interesting.  Good design. Nice tonal values.  Good perimeter edges.

But,  I do much prefer the impact of the RED matt surrounding it as shown in the featured image.


monochrome monotype, field of flowers, art in black and white,
Monochrome Medley, Field of Flowers,



Have a quick look at the first post with the other presentation options from a couple weeks back,  Presentation Options   it will give you more ideas!